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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.

Leslie O'Neill
Maria Vitelli
Painting the Room (Tera Kilbride, Crissy Tolson, Thomas C Lang, Nora Anderson, Isabel Dammann)

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

May 23, 5:30* and 8:00pm
May 24, at 8:00pm†
May 25, 7:30 and 10:00pm
May 26, 7:30pm

*Pay-as-able, †ASL interpreted.

Sliding scale $8-$20. Reserve tickets at http://itsallreal.bpt.me

Part concept album, part dance concert, It’s All Real... takes its cues from reality television, talk shows, and social media. Set inside a cardboard TV studio, dancers glissade between precise technique and pedestrian efficiency as the performance degrades into a glitchy and unstable representation of itself. Neither representing nor offering any solution to contemporary life’s screen-based alienation and anxieties, this performance aims to unsettle the frame dividing real from fake and move through the fading illusion.

Performed to live music by Eric Mayson, with set design by Matt Gorrie.

Tek Box at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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DUMPSTER FIRE: An immersive outdoor performance centering queer catharsis, rage, and public grief.

Within a landscape of mass extinction of arts spaces in the Twin Cities and two years of relentless political intensity, we weave magic, tell stories, invite communal mourning, and honor complex relationships—to each other and to place, stolen land, earth, global decay, and grief on a massive scale.

Led by movement artist Laura Levinson and featuring performer-collaborators Ondine, Xochi de la Luna & Rachel Lieberman, Chava Kokhleffel, Teighlor McGee, and Sami Pfeffer.

Both shows will be ASL interpreted (by Asher Edes) and audio described (by Elana Centor). Golf carts available onsite for mobility assistance.

FREE transportation from Minneapolis provided Thursday night!
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cr3WDa6SVSXrHThc8

Tickets are sliding scale, $5-25.

Photo: Zoe Cinel.

Franconia Sculpture Park | 29836 St. Croix Trail N, Shafer, MN 55074
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ThreeFold brings together dance makers Penelope Freeh, Helen Hatch, and Sally Rousse, united by mutual admiration and inspiration of legendary dancer and teacher Bonnie Mathis.
New and re-imagined works feature the additional talents of Berit Ahlgren, Chris Hannon, Kacey Hauk, Da’Rius Malone, Dmitri Peskov, and Eve Schulte.
With live and recorded music from Seth Conover of Poolboy, Beethoven, Gorecki, and Weill.

ThreeFold
a triple bill at The Southern Theater.
May 23-25, 2019
Presented by Saint Paul Ballet

Thursday, May 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25 at 2:00pm—pay as able.
Saturday, May 25 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $13-$28 at https://southerntheater.org/shows/threefold or call 612.326.1811.

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Penelope Freeh- barefootpenny@gmail.com

Inspired by research into the nature of time and the combination of dystopian narratives in popular culture with resurgent political and social activism, Birds of the Future explores what it is to recognize one’s place in a seemingly unending cycle of utopian impulses and dystopian realities. Rather than revel in a bleak aesthetic of apocalypse, Birds of the Future wrestles with the possibilities revealed by chaos—among them, a new understanding of time in which each moment is open to the possibilities of a new way of being.

May 23-June 8, 2019
All performances 8:00pm.
30 seats each night.
Five price tiers, only ten tickets per tier.
Obstructed views only!

Featuring performances from Erika Hansen, Megan Mayer, Felipe Mafasoli, and Charles Campbell.

Installation by Jess Kiel-Wornson.
Sound design and original music by Mike Hallenbeck.
Lighting by Heidi Eckwall.

Fresh Oysters Performance Research | 512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Charles Campbell- charles@skewedvisions.org

see
FUTURE
INTERSTATES
dance-improvisation-performance
curated and hosted by HIJACK
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. 7:00 doors.
FREE

* GERRY GIROUARD with CHRIS CUNNINGHAM + MICHAEL ENGEL + MICHELLE KINNEY + SUSAN MCKENNA + ALAN TZE + DENNIS YELKIN
* MARGARET OGAS
* MORGAN THORSON + CASEY LLEWELLYN
* ANAT SHINAR + MARISOL HERLING
* KENDALL KRAMER
* ALYS AYUMI OGURA

Future Interstates is a series focused on dance improvisation in performance. Each session features artists who have been selected based on a call for proposals. The series is presented by HIJACK, the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder.
F.I. was initiated by Body Cartography Project and HIJACK in February 2015.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

Jennifer invites individuals interested in the creative process, dance making, and performance to an open rehearsal and preview of her latest research, entitled Touch Code. The creative environment promises an inside perspective on Glaws' process of making dance, an opportunity for open dialogue and practice, and a chance to witness the working relationships between the choreographer and her collaborators. Through the development of her research on touch and personal space, Jennifer questions the choices one makes as a creator and performer. What is creativity? How are hidden patterns and connections unveiled during the creative process? How do creatives and their collaborators find endurance and relevance inside the process?

Wednesday, May 29
10:00am
Free to attend!

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
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Ballet Co.Laboratory is working in partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra to present an Orchestra Hall Plus (OH+) performance. An ongoing project, OH+ performances aim to connect the artist community through collaborations with the orchestra before and after concerts in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall.

The musical elements in the work of Claude Debussy have inspired powerful choreography throughout history. Ballet Co.Laboratory explores the possibilities of his music through a modern-day adaptation of Vaslav Nijinsky’s Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun and an original ballet, Moi Et Toi, choreographed by Zoé Emilie Henrot.

Thursday, May 30:
10:00-10:45am Coffee Concert

Friday, May 31:
7:00-7:45pm

Photo: Karin Lynn.

Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Join Flying Foot Forum at Park Square Theatre for an exciting remount of their wildly successful dance theater work Heaven.

Originally presented nine years ago at the Guthrie, Heaven is a performance of sharp contrasts, filled with beautiful music, love stories and raucous dancing as it brings us inside the violence of the 1990s Bosnian War. It features Orkestar Bez Ime, a Balkan party band, music by Chan Poling, and an amazing cast of actors who dance, sing and tell this deeply moving story. Told in English and Serbo-Croatian, they express this cautionary tale of the need to find common ground rather than fight those who are different from us.

On Park Square’s proscenium stage May 31–June 23, 2019.
Tickets and more Information at http://www.parksquaretheatre.org.

Park Square Theatre | 408 St. Peter St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Connie Shaver- connieshaver@outlook.com, (612) 308-5785

HABITAT is a dance/video performance for five women, four live and one digital. Katie Brennan (Miami), Tori Casagranda, Gemma Isaacson, Kerry Parker, and Arwen Wilder congregate to explore presence, embodiment, and alternate anatomies in images of ourselves and others―via mirrors, performance, and our current digital culture. Directed by Non Edwards, created in collaboration with the performers.

Weekend One in the Right Here Showcase
Split bill with Jennifer Ilse
Thursday-Sunday, June 6-9
8PM Thursday-Saturday, 7PM Sunday
$10-30.

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 East 54th St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Advance reservations are now available for the 2019 RIGHT HERE Showcase:
https://righthereshowcase.weebly.com/dates---times---tix.html

For the fifth year running, the Right Here Showcase presents new work by "some of the community's most innovative perspectives", with an impressive slate of four artistically diverse voices in dance.

Come and see four very different works by four very different artists on the same bill, support this community of original creators, and celebrate the achievements of local artists with decades of commitment to their craft and the community.

WEEKEND ONE - Jennifer Ilse and Non Edwards
June 6-8 at 8pm, June 9 at 7pm. Split bill, admission is for the entire evening.

WEEKEND TWO - Blake Nellis and Zhauna Franks
June 13-14-15-16. Split bill, admission is for the entire evening.

Seating is limited, so don't wait until the last show!
Admission is $10-$30.

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:
Paul Herwig- paulola@icloud.com, (612) 724-7372

Advance reservations are now available for the 2019 RIGHT HERE Showcase:
https://righthereshowcase.weebly.com/dates---times---tix.html

For the fifth year running, the Right Here Showcase presents new work by "some of the community's most innovative perspectives", (Star Tribune) with an impressive slate of four artistically diverse voices in dance.

Come and see four very different works by four very different artists on the same bill, support this community of original creators, and celebrate the achievements of local artists with decades of commitment to their craft and the community.

WEEKEND ONE - Jennifer Ilse and Non Edwards
June 6-8 at 8pm, June 9 at 7pm. Split bill, admission is for the entire evening.

WEEKEND TWO - Blake Nellis and Zhauna Franks
June 13-14-15-16. Split bill, admission is for the entire evening.

Seating is limited, so don't wait until the last show!
Admission is $10-$30.

OFF-LEASH ART BOX 4200 54th St. E. Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:
paul herwig- paulola@icloud.com, (612) 724-7372

Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and School Director Laurel Keen invite you to The School at TU Dance Center 2019 Spring Student Showcase.

Students from the Children & Teen and Pre-Professional divisions will perform in works by TU Dance Center teaching artists and TU Dance company members. This year, we are also extremely honored to have our advanced pre-professional students performing a work by choreographer Ronald K. Brown entitled "Four Corners," which was originally commissioned for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2013.
Please join us in celebrating these inspiring young dancers and all of their hard work!

Friday, June 7 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Tickets: $15, general admission.

Photo: Graham Tolbert.

Rarig Center at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities | 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

"Open Laboratory" is not only a year-end performance and celebration of our hard-working students at Ballet Co.Laboratory, but also a community celebration of all that BCL has accomplished in the past nine months. We invite all who have had a hand in making the BCL dream a reality to attend.

This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $10 per seat to see the performance. After the performance, join us for grilled hot dogs and burgers. All proceeds will go directly towards scholarship funds for 2019 summer and fall semesters.

Performances at 2:00pm and 3:15pm. Barbecue at 3:45pm.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

ARENA DANCES is thrilled to be hosting our annual extravaganza on June 13 at the gorgeous MartinPatrick3.

We aim to raise awareness and support for the work ARENA is pursuing in its 23rd year of life in the Twin Cities dance community—and to welcome in the long awaited summer weather!
Come celebrate the summer night with crafted beverages, hors d'oeuvres, experiential and unique auction items, and much more. This event is set to become a special experience for all who attend, so please bring the fun and your checkbooks, and enjoy the live performances during this not-to-miss event.

  • Silent Auction: Experience Packages—think air glider plane rides, glass blowing classes, and more!
  • Raffle items
  • Beer and wine
  • Food by Chow Girls
  • Live performances by ARENA DANCES

All donations raised this evening will go toward funding the second year of our DanceON school outreach program!

MartinPatrick3 | 212 3rd Ave N, Ste 106, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
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On June 15, 2019, dancers at more than 120 sites around the world will perform to honor and protect water in a biennial event called Global Water Dances.
Local choreographers Lori Mercil, Rae Eden Frank, and Una Setia will be presenting Global Water Dances - Minneapolis.

“This year’s Global Water Dances promises to be the biggest one since we began back in 2011,” said Vannia Ibarguen, Artistic Director of Global Water Dances. People are planning to perform at rivers, lakes, beaches, parks, pools and other places related to water.

The performances bring together the geography of a particular place, a call to environmental action, and the creative arts. “Local choreographers create site-specific dances,” said Marylee Hardenbergh, former Artistic Director of Global Water Dances. “All of these events are free of charge, and every performance ends with the opportunity for the audience to join in the dance. The performances are filmed locally, and made available online globally”.

Contact:
Lori Mercil- lmercil.dancer@gmail.com, (612) 750-0935

Free event.

Ananya Dance Theatre and the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice present Onurawnon/Vibration, performances of choreography by Toan Thanh Doan and Brotherhood Dance/Orlando Hunter & Ricardo Valentine.

We Were Born Soft | Choreographed & performed by Toan Thanh Doan | The piece explores the search for softness in a world that abandons human vulnerability.

How to Survive a Plague | Choreographed & performed by Brother(hood) Dance!/Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. & Ricarrdo Valentine | An interdisciplinary meditation on the artistic generational gap among those lost in the global AIDS epidemic. Brother(hood) Dance! investigates who survives and whose stories are told during and after their lives.

This event will be followed by RadicalBliss Dance Imprint Shoeless Music/Dance Jam from 6:45pm to 8pm.

Photo: Brotherhood Dance

Ananya Dance Theatre, 1197 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55104
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Ananya Dance Theatre and the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice host a reading and performance by Gabrielle Civil to activate her new performance memoir, Experiments in Joy, celebrating black feminist collaborations and solos in essays, letters, performance texts, scores, images, and more.

The book also features her solo encounters with artists and writers, ancestors, and audiences. Here one will find black girlhood, grief, shots, girls in their bedrooms, lots of books, dancing, reading, falling in love, fighting back, and flying. With lots of heart and the help of her friends, Civil keeps reckoning with performance, art, and life.

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over 40 original solo and collaborative performance works around the world. Her performance memoir, Swallow the Fish, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms Press in 2017, and her second book, Experiments in Joy, was rel

Ananya Dance Theatre, 1197 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55104
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Continuing the tradition of presenting independent choreographers. the producers of the 16 FEET dance showcase present 16 Feet: Dance off the Dock! bringing a new set of dances for a fun, refreshing summer splash!
This group of dance makers include newcomers Denise Armstead, Denise Gustafson and Jessse Neumann-Peterson along with Gerry Girouard, Becky Heist, Jim Liberthal, Jennifer Mack, Christine Maginnis, Lori Mercil and Julie Warder.
This series is designed to raise local voices and bring their visions to life.

Tek Box
Contact:
Becky Heist- rebeccaannheist@gmail.com, (612) 388-0309

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Learn Kathak this summer with Katha Dance Theatre! Kathak is a classical style of Indian dance characterized by intricate, lyrical movements and rhythmic footwork. We created the summer session with the intention of helping current students retain the technique they learned throughout the school year as well as invite first-time students to learn Kathak! Drop-ins are welcome, so this is a perfect opportunity to jump in and try a class without committing to an entire term.

Classes will take place on Saturdays, June 1-29 and July 13-27 (there will be no class the week of July 4). Our Kathak Introduction class runs from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and is great for dancers with no prior Kathak experience. It costs $27 to drop in. If you have prior Kathak experience, get in touch with us at info@kathadance.org.

Learn more and register here: http://www.kathadance.org/school/classes/summer-session/

5806 W 36th St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Saturdays, June 15-August 1, 2019: 10:30-11:15am OR
Thursdays, June 20-August 1, 2019: 12:15-1:00pm
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

SUPERHERO CAMP for ages four through six.
Spend a week being a superhero! Students will make their very own superhero masks and learn to dance in creative ways.
July 8-12, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

BCL will be holding exciting and diverse summer camps, workshops, laboratories and more all summer long for all ages and abilities! Please visit our website for details.

DANCE LABORATORY for ages seven through ten.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday
Includes ballet and other techniques and special Beyond the Mirror educational sessions.

PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen.
August 5-16, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 8-19 ,Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLASSES for ages thirteen through 20:

June 17-28, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Jamie Johnson and Anna Goodrich

July 15-26, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Pavielle Versalles and Christian Warner

August 5-16, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Claire Davison and Joseph Morrissey

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages six through nine.
A 60-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
July 17, 19, 24, 26; July 1, 3.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages ten through fourteen.
A 75-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.
Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Dance is rich with many techniques, repertoires and histories. Immerse yourself in weekend workshops all summer long! These workshops are geared towards adult dancers (age fifteen and older) and will introduce different styles in addition to ballet technique classes.

June session: Musical Theater
June 15-16, 2019
10:30am-1:30pm

July session: Jazz
July 13-14, 2019
10:30am-1:30pm
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

August session: Ballet Repertoire
August 10-11, 2019
10:30am-1:30pm
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

TU Dance Center offers a second session of eight-week adult workshops during the 2019 Spring Session.

Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.

Cost: $15.00 individual class drop-in rate; cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Creative Movement/Drum: July 22-26
Bridge Program: July 15-27
Teen Program: July 8-27

Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

The Beginning/Intermediate Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students up to age sixteen. July 8-27, 2019.

The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is designed for students (ages seventeen to 24) who are interested in strengthening technique, developing their artistry, and participating in a professional-level creative process. Students will work with TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance Center teaching artists, and guest artists Marcus Jarrell Willis (New York) and Maurya Kerr (San Francisco), who will be creating with the students during the three-week intensive. July 29–August 17, 2019.

For level placement, please contact School Director Laurel Keen at education@tudance.org or 612-440-9028.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

Photo: Laura Scher.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Summer classes at Midwest School of Ballet:

Thursdays at PIM
Six-week session: June 27-August 8.
Fundamentals I for ages three and four: 9:30-10:15am or 5:15-6:00pm.
Fundamentals II/III for ages five through eight: 10:30-11:30am or 6:00-7:00pm.
Pre-Teen Ballet for ages eight through twelve: 7:00-8:15pm.

Tuesdays at Concord Elementary in Edina
Eight-week session: June 11-August 6.
Fundamentals I for ages three and four: 9:00-9:45am.
Fundamentals II/III for ages five through seven: 10:00-11:00am.
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through fourteen: 11:00-12:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet
Saturdays, June 1-August 10.
at ECC - Edina Community Center

One-week Summer Intensive at PIM:
June 10-14
For ages nine through fifteen.
This class is open to students who are new to ballet, have some experience, or returning students. Students must meet the age requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

One-week summer intensive at Midwest School of Ballet:
June 10-14
Ages nine through fifteen.

The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized, with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry.
This class is open to students who are new to ballet, have some experience, or returning students.
Students must meet the age requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Schedule: (classes subject to change)
9:00–9:30am: Yoga or Pilates
9:30–10:50am: Ballet
11:00–11:45am: Variation
11:45–12:15pm: Lunch
12:20–1:20pm: Modern
1:30–2:30pm: Dance Composition or Improvisation
2:40–3:30pm: Folk Dance, Jazz, or Body Wellness

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

FAB FLOW: TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW with Scott Stafford is a dance class to bring it and leave it. Together we'll explore the lively interplay between sensual flow, flouncy flower, and aggressive attack; emphasizing dynamic movement sequences and hard-hitting phrase work.
Intermediate/advanced level, but open to ANYONE who wants to lay it down.
Thursdays, May 16-June 27
7:30pm-9:00pm
Cost: $15, cash or card at the door.
Register: https://forms.gle/fVb5em8h88XtKeCD8.

FAB FLOW: DAYTIME DISCO explores high-energy movement that inspires joy, freedom, and confidence. Music will be our sail across this landscape: disco, drums, house, pop, and sonic candy as we pose, shake, strike, swerve, and shimmy.
Fridays, May 17-June 28
11:45am-12:30pm
Cost: $10, cash or card at the door.
Register: https://forms.gle/vYAdKwTtyy7Jg13M6.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
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Join us for Master Vaganova Class, the Former Classical Ballet Instructor and Graduate (with honors), from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St.Petersburg, Russia.

Minnesota Ballet School 14675 Martin Drive STE 400 Eden Prairie 55344
Contact:
Kirill Bak- minnesotaballetschool@gmail.com, (612) 501-9208

Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas. Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26

Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
Free!
Register: https://forms.gle/Zev9Q8gh5rF9yuSJ8

Summer Artist Leads:
June - Karina Culloton
July - Zoë Koenig
August - Joseph Wurm

Additional program benefits: Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
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Unlike any other in Minnesota, this Intensive is a great way to kick off the Summer!
For motivated dancers: Come experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancer’s core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. This program will maximize improvement and accelerate students’ progress, and is particularly crucial for those preparing to attend summer intensive programs. The Intensive features a daily regimen of Ballet Technique, Pointe and Ballet Royale's Progressing Ballet Technique®.
NO AUDITION REQUIRED.
Intermediate/advanced through professionals.
Recommended for ages eleven through 26 years old.
Girls must have completed a minimum of one year en pointe.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Unique in Minnesota, this week-long intensive is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult.
Designed by former professional ballet dancer Rick Vogt, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance. These classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from the state’s foremost male ballet teachers. Classes include ballet technique, targeted strength training, and classical variations.
Invitation or pre-approval required.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Master teachers (including Dierdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.
- June 10-28: "Spring into Summer" intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training regimen. NO AUDITION REQUIRED; intermediate/advanced to professional.
- June 10–14: Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten through professional, multiple levels.
- Weekly evening classes July 8-August 16.
- July 8-25: July Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION-Contact us for details on submitting a video audition. Ages eight through professional.
- August 5-16: Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED-Contact us for details on submitting a video audition. Ages ten and up.
- August 18-23: Pointe Preparatory workshop. Girls ages eleven and older.
- August 19-23: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.
Plus much more!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/2UbBK2Q

A 3-week summer training program in St. Paul, Minnesota (3 hours a day, 5 days a week) will introduce Yorchha™, our unique movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity, and our particular choreographic process of creating dance from the stories of our lives.

This summer dance intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers, and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement, allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.

Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique, Chhau, the East Indian martial art, and Vinyasa yoga.

Scholarships available, based on need.

This activity is supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, and F. R. Bigelow Foundation.

Ananya Dance Theatre, 1197 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55104
Contact:

Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over world.

This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Thursday, June 13: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tuition: $25

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over world.

This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Thursday, June 13: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tuition: $25

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Nutcracker camp—an unbeatable combination of joyful creative motion fused with high quality dance instruction and engaging professional teachers!
Dancers will learn the Nutcracker story and dances from classical ballet as performed by Minnesota Ballet Theatre. Through arts and crafts activities, students will participate in fun and educational art projects related to the Nutcracker ballet.

10:00am-11:30am: ages three and four
12:00pm-3:00pm: ages five through eight

Minnesota Ballet School | 14675 Martin Drive, STE 400, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact:
Kirill Bak- minnesotaballetschool@gmail.com, (612) 501-9208

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological, and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Third Term: June 20 and 27; July 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 22 and 29.
Tuition: $135

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological, and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Third Term: June 20 and 27; July 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 22 and 29.
Tuition: $135

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Minnesota Ballet School's summer intensive programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development.

For four hours each day, dancers will participate in ballet class focusing on the barre, center work and jumps, pointe work, and variations from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Le Corsair and many more. Students will continue with classes such as contemporary and aerial ballet, character dance, and partnering.

With unique knowledge of the Vaganova Method, guest teachers and faculty will emphasize basic stance and correct placement, turnout, aplomb, epaulment and port de bras, as well as simple batterie and turns on two legs and on one leg. This is an exciting opportunity to increase skill, knowledge, technique, and endurance.

Minnesota Ballet School | 14675 Martin Drive, STE 400, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact:
Kirill Bak- minnesotaballetschool@gmail.com, (612) 501-9208

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up. Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner. Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.

Fundamentals I
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Winter Session: July 9 - August 27

Fundamentals II
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Winter Session: July 11 - August 29

Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Each course includes eight classes and costs $110. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

KMD Summer Session with very special guest Derick Grant!

Deepen your tap dance studies with Kaleena Miller Dance this July!
There are many options to choose from:

FOUR-DAY ADVANCED LEVEL INTENSIVE
Monday, July 15-Thursday, July 18 from 10:00am-3:30pm
Recommended for advanced/pre-professional level dancers, ages thirteen and older.
Registration limited to 20 participants!

TWO-DAY YOUTH INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 from 12:00-1:30pm
Registration limited to 20 participants!

INTERMEDIATE MASTER CLASS with Derick
Tuesday, July 16
7:00-8:00pm

ADVANCED MASTER CLASS with Derick
Tuesday, July 16
8:00-9:00pm

Visit http://www.kaleenamiller.com/store for more information, pricing, and to register.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:

KMD Summer Session with very special guest Derick Grant!

Deepen your tap dance studies with Kaleena Miller Dance this July!
There are many options to choose from....!

FOUR-DAY ADVANCED LEVEL INTENSIVE
Monday, July 15-Thursday, July 18 from 10:00am-3:30pm
Recommended for advanced/pre-professional level dancers, ages thirteen and older.
Registration limited to 20 participants!

TWO-DAY YOUTH INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 from 12:00-1:30pm
Registration limited to 20 participants!

INTERMEDIATE MASTER CLASS with Derick
Tuesday, July 16
7:00-8:00pm

ADVANCED MASTER CLASS with Derick
Tuesday, July 16
8:00-9:00pm

Visit http://www.kaleenamiller.com/store for more information, pricing, and to register.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, 4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis. Participants will work alongside teaching artists from the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the TEK BOX.

We are pleased to offer a four-day intensive for advanced and pre-professional level dancers. Each day, all dancers will have a one hour mini-class, instructed by various company members, in which students will participate in a warm up, contemporary dance technique progressions and combinations, and improvisational exercises.

Visit http://www.cdp.dance/intensive to register, or for more information about levels, curriculum, and daily schedule.

TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Rachel Doran- crashdanceproductions@gmail.com, (763) 370-6385

Join Crash Dance Productions for 4 days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis. Participants will work alongside teaching artists from the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the TEK BOX.

We are pleased to offer a 4-day intensive for advanced and pre-professional level dancers. Each day, all dancers will have a one hour mini-class, instructed by various company members, in which students will participate in a warm up, contemporary dance technique progressions and combinations, and improvisational exercises.

Visit crashdanceproductions.com to register, or for more information about levels, curriculum, and daily schedule.

TEK BOX at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Rachel Doran- crashdanceproductions@gmail.com, (763) 370-6385

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Minnesota Ballet Theatre is hiring!

Seeking male and female dancers for 2019-2020 season productions.

Dancers must be trained with a strong classical education.

Contact Artistic Director, Kirill Bak-Stepanoff to schedule an audition or for more information.

Contact:
Kirill Bak-Stepanoff- minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com

Earn one free (90-minute) class for each hour of work.
Each shift is three to four hours, depending on class schedules and availability.
 
Tasks include but are not limited to:
•      Checking in students for class
•      Answering questions, assisting parents and students as needed
•      Answering the phone and general e-mail
•      Sweeping and mopping the lobby and bathrooms, taking out the trash
•      Other administrative tasks as assigned by the director
 
Work exchange students are eighteen years of age or older, are passionate about dance, and are interested in helping to build the BCL community. The student and director will agree on a set shift schedule which will last through June 10, 2019; at which time a new schedule can be set.  
For more information, please e-mail zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Ballet Co.Laboratory’s professional company is seeking male dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Dancers must have strong classical technique but be versatile in contemporary and modern styles.
This is a paid position.
Dates TBD, August 2019-May 2020.
Please contact the Artistic Director to set up an audition class, zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Mayer Arts is seeking dance and musical theater instructors for the 2019-2020 school year!
Classes are in various suburbs around the Twin Cities.
Looking for energetic teachers with previous experience working with children.
Visit http://www.mayerarts.com/employment/ for more information.

Join our fun and creative team!

Contact:
Gina Mayer- gina@mayerarts.com, (952) 836-5651

The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit applications for the Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative. This initiative provides marketing support and free studio space for artists to generate movement, community, and/or discussion over the course of a project without the barrier of studio rental fees.

Open Proposal Initiatives may consist of (but are not limited to):
-TES Residency - rehearsal space to experiment with material which culminates in an informal showing.
-Workshop Series.
-Critical Conversation - roundtable or panel discussion centered around topics facing the performing arts community.
-Other.

Projects must take place between July 1-December 31, 2019. The number of selected proposals will vary with each selection, subject to capacity and resource availability; however, we hope to partner with two to three artists and/or organizations per review.

Apply: https://forms.gle/rcQ8qUKWyKM1yifr6.
Due: Friday, May 31.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

AMP seeks 2019-20 Season Guest Artist!

Alternative Motion Project is now accepting choreography project proposals through JUNE 14 for their next Guest Choreographer for performances in March 2020.

AMP’s Guest Choreographer will work with Alternative Motion Project company members on the creation of a new work.
While AMP is a predominantly modern/contemporary dance company, the work from its Guest Choreographer can be another style.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS and SUBMISSION PROCESS: https://forms.gle/1bKR7fL4PjkGEwfDA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59pm on Friday, June 14, 2019.

If selected, the Guest Choreographer will receive an honorarium.
Rehearsal times will be mutually agreed upon by the Guest Choreographer and AMP – 30 hours of rehearsal time guaranteed.
For more information on AMP and this opportunity visit http://www.alternativemotionproject.org.
Please direct questions to the email below.

Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio

Contact:

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave next door to the police station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour.*

Our Bloomington location is at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour.*

*Price quoted is for dance-related rentals only. Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room with showers and towels, mats, and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio, to protect flooring. Please email as to price, discounts are available for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Three beautiful new studios are available for rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory.

Studio One and Studio Two are 52 feet by 25 feet.
Studio Three is 32 feet by 25 feet.
We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable lobby space with WiFi access, and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.

$20/hour.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jane Scheidel- jane.scheidel@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Ave, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

Fringe producers! You need rehearsal space probably! And we’ve got one! Two even! At the beautiful Art Box space at 4200 E 54th St in Minneapolis! And we even have a special deal for Fringe producers just like you! It goes like this:

Renting the main space, which normally costs $20/hour, is just $17/hour for Fringe, and only $13/hour if you book 20 hours or more.

Renting the studio space – usually $15/hour – is now $13/hour, $10/hour for 20 hours or more booked at once!

For more information, please see here: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html

Email us at artbox@offleasharea.org to book.

And best wishes to all Fringe producers!

ART BOX 4200 54th St. E. Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:

ONGOING CLASSES

Spring Session began on Monday, April 1 and runs for ten weeks.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.

We are mid-session, but you can still dance with us!
Just come to class and pay $18 for each hour and a half class you attend. Or, we have monthly class passes that allow you to take unlimited classes within a calendar month for only $105. Purchase those at class or online at http://www.cassandraschool.com.

Want to wait for the start of our next session? Summer Session begins June 17 and registration is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com.

Please visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave S, in the Great Bear Center.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Erin Thompson teaches intermediate and advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon and TU Dance this summer. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:15am, beginning June 6
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

Intermediate Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm, beginning June 4

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at TU Dance
Fridays, 9:30am-11:00am
May 24; June 7 and 14; July 12 and 19
with Andrew Bocher on drums

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114

Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.

Locations:
Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.

Interested in signing up for the Full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET  
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
Mondays, 11:30am-12:00pm


INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm 


Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm


ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages four through six.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Six-week session: April 13–May 18, 2019.
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am
Teaching Artist Rosa Prigan

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages six through nine.
A 45-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
April 13-May 18, 2019
Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages ten through fourteen.
A 60 minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
April 13–May 18, 2019
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Self-Myofascial Release for Dancers
This class is all about taking care of our dancing bodies, using techniques from the Roll Model® Method to both enhance our performance as dancers as well as guide the body into a state of rest and recovery. In the first half of class, we will alternate between modern phrase work and corresponding brief rolling sequences (using therapy balls) to explore the impact of self-myofascial release on our sense of our bodies in space, range of motion, ease, breath, power, and more. The second half of class will be focused entirely on rolling, spanning several areas of the body and moving toward increased down-regulation of the nervous system.

We will be using Roll Model® massage therapy balls, which will be discounted to $12 for purchase in class. Participants are also welcome to bring a yoga mat, yoga block(s), and/or your own massage therapy balls—though this is not required.

At Soma Studios in Northeast, free parking.
Wednesdays in May, 7-9PM
$5-$15 sliding scale.
Open to all!

Soma Studios | 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!

Summer session will begin June 1. Fall session starts September 21.
Drop-ins available.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am with Lisa Erickson
Beginning Adult Ballet at the (ECC) Edina Community Center.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm with Lara Ciganko
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm with Lara Ciganko
Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota.

TWO LOCATIONS:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Erin Thompson teaches intermediate and advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon and TU Dance this summer. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:15am, beginning June 6
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

Intermediate Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm, beginning June 4

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at TU Dance
Fridays, 9:30am-11:00am, 6/7,6/14,7/12,7/19
with Andrew Bocher on drums

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114

Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Zenon Dance, 528 Hennepin Ave Cowles Center; TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave St. Paul
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.
Locations:
• Center for Performing Arts (CFPA), 3754 Pleasant Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55409
• Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC), 4401 Upton Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55410

INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays 10:15-11:45 AM @CFPA Cost $15.

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays 4:00-5:30 PM @CFPA Cost $15.

DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays 5:00-6:15 PM @LHSC
Thursdays 4:30-5:45 PM @CFPA Cost $15.

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Thursday, May 23
at BOOM ISLAND Park, 724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Meet at concrete steps near the river's edge. See attached photo for location details.

Tuesday, May 28
at THE COMMONS, 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Meet at the big tree near 5th and 5th.

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The session is 90 minutes long.
BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather.

Anyone can do it.
Don’t You Feel It Too? is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public. It is a form of movement meditation that transforms the self while taking action in the world. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging. For more information on how to practice and to find out about future events, visit our website at http://dyfit.org.

Contact:
Michael Thurston- mikethurston96@gmail.com, (763) 370-0726

#GetYourAsstoClass this week to groove with the fun, funky and fabulous Karla Grotting! Come jump into this multi-level, multi-generational class driven by connecting with jazz and jazz-adjacent music and one another. This Friday's class is the last of the winter/spring session at Zenon. Friday Morning Jazz will be off May 31, but will be back at it beginning June 7 for the Zenon Dance School summer session!

Erinn and Karla are excited to announce that the Friday Morning Jazz summer session will include not just us, but also local favorite Jolene Konkel (fast-paced classic jazz) and visitors Rohan Bhagrava (contemporary floorwork with hip hop influences) and Pat Taylor (classic jazz with long, sharp lines), who will be coming to town to work with Rhythmically Speaking this summer.

Keep posted to (or join) our Facebook group for schedule updates.

We're excited to dance with you!
- Erinn and Karla

Zenon Dance School | Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

May 27: Warm-up and jam, facilitated by Lindsay Forsythe

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Exploring Improvisational Forms (scores) this Tuesday, May 28, 12:30-2:30pm at the Center for Performing Arts in the chapel (upstairs studio). This is the fifth class our of six and will continue later this summer.

Description:
Jennifer Arave, in preparation for a future residency at CFPA, is gathering this group to explore improvisation forms. This is a chance to learn, practice and hone skills in improvisation while working with rigorously curious dance performers/makers. We are embarking in a group-study of improvisation; drilling down into forms and asking questions. Starting with Tuning scores and welcoming others' input and questions, this is a perfect time to come in to learn/practice the core scores of The Nelson Tuning Scores. We will be exploring “image space” and our choices/movement within this image space.

Jennifer is certified in OSF and in the Tuning Scores equivalent, and has worked with Lisa Nelson for over ten years. She deeply respects the form.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

June 3: Underscore

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

ivy Building | 2635 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Exploring Improvisational Forms this Tuesday, June 4th, 12:30-2:30pm at the CFPA in the Chapel Studio. This is the final class until mid-August, but it is still great time to come and join the practice to learn, be introduced or reintroduced to the core Tuning Scores developed by Lisa Nelson. We practice through exploring the image space & ourselves place within the image space, by negotiating our relationship to time, pace, and shape.

Jennifer Arave, in preparation for a future residency at the CFPA, is faciliting a group to explore improvisation forms. Here is a chance to learn, practice and hone skills in improvisation in this opportunity to go deep, and to work with rigorously curious people. This is gathering of dance performers/makers are embarking in a group-study of improvisation; drilling into forms and asking questions.

I am certified in OSF & Tuning Scores, I have worked with Lisa Nelson for over 10 years and deeply respect her form. Please bring other forms to share.

CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS/3754 PLEASANT AVE. S. MPLS,MN
Contact:
jennifer arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Held on the first Friday of every month, this event is open to all ages and levels of ability.

We begin with a half-hour warm-up, and then improvise together based on movement ideas offered by individuals in the group. As we dance, we enjoy practicing remaining present in the moment, responding to other dancers, finding new ways of moving, and discovering form as it emerges. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both!

Live accompaniment provided by musician/percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

Friday, June 7, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5-$15
No one turned away for lack of funds

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019